Of Monsters and Dinosaurs

By Garrett Yin and Zachary Bybee

Characters

Victor Frankenstein is the main protagonist of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story is Victor’s adventure about his experiences with the monster. The story is also about his loss of loved ones slowly driving him mad. Dr. Grant is the main protagonist of the Jurassic park. He travels through the park looking at and admiring the dinosaurs since he is an archeologist. He also serves as the protector of the children when they are separated from the others. The antagonist of Frankenstein is the creature who is trying to survive and live a normal life. The monster is always the looming threat over Victor wherever he is. He is also the cause of the most of Victor’s anguish throughout the story. The antagonist of jurassic park are dinosaurs and Dennis. Dennis was the main cause of the problems because he was the spark that lit the cannon. The dinosaurs are not necessarily evil they are just beasts of nature. Following what comes natural is why they attacked the humans but the true antagonist really a mix.

Victor Frankenstein is the main protagonist of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The story is Victor’s adventure about his experiences with the monster. The story is also about his loss of loved ones slowly driving him mad. Dr. Grant is the main protagonist of the Jurassic park. He travels through the park looking at and admiring the dinosaurs since he is an archeologist. He also serves as the protector of the children when they are separated from the others. The antagonist of Frankenstein is the creature who is trying to survive and live a normal life. The monster is always the looming threat over Victor wherever he is. He is also the cause of the most of Victor’s anguish throughout the story. The antagonist of jurassic park are dinosaurs and Dennis. Dennis was the main cause of the problems because he was the spark that lit the cannon. The dinosaurs are not necessarily evil they are just beasts of nature. Following what comes natural is why they attacked the humans but the true antagonist really a mix.

Conflict

The example of man vs himself in Frankenstein is when Victor is debating whether or not to tell people about the monster. He constipates the idea before deciding not to tell people since it would cause mass chaos to everyone. But he keeps having these doubts throughout the story as the monster continues living and kills more people. The example of man vs society in Frankenstein is the monster's entire life. All through the story the monster just wanted to live with humanity in harmony and live a peaceful life. But due to his appearance he is rejected from every form of society that he came across even from his own creator. The example of man vs himself in Jurassic park is Dr. Grant figuring out if wants to have children or not. At the beginning he is hell bent on not having kids but his wife wants some so he considers it briefly. But as the movie progresses he becomes more and more to liking the idea of having kids to the point of having a good time with kids. The example of man vs society is Dr. Hammond trying to open Jurassic park. He sees Jurassic park as a wonder land but people see as dangerous and full of creatures that can kill. It takes the lives of those he endangered to finally realize that this was a bad idea.

The example of man vs himself in Frankenstein is when Victor is debating whether or not to tell people about the monster. He constipates the idea before deciding not to tell people since it would cause mass chaos to everyone. But he keeps having these doubts throughout the story as the monster continues living and kills more people. The example of man vs society in Frankenstein is the monster's entire life. All through the story the monster just wanted to live with humanity in harmony and live a peaceful life. But due to his appearance he is rejected from every form of society that he came across even from his own creator. The example of man vs himself in Jurassic park is Dr. Grant figuring out if wants to have children or not. At the beginning he is hell bent on not having kids but his wife wants some so he considers it briefly. But as the movie progresses he becomes more and more to liking the idea of having kids to the point of having a good time with kids. The example of man vs society is Dr. Hammond trying to open Jurassic park. He sees Jurassic park as a wonder land but people see as dangerous and full of creatures that can kill. It takes the lives of those he endangered to finally realize that this was a bad idea.

Endings

The endings are similar in many ways but different at the same time. They are similar in how the creator has a witness to his see his creation in which Walton is victors witness and Dr. Grant is Dr. Hammond's witness. There are also similarities at the end where the people's who have had dreams give up on the quest with the new found knowledge they have gained. The differences are also plain as day. The main difference is the creator in Jurassic park doesn't die but lives to see the creation and abandons it. Finally we see how he doesn't decide to kill the creation of the dinosaurs. The endings are similar in many ways but different at the same time. They are similar in how the creator has a witness to his see his creation in which Walton is victors witness and Dr. Grant is Dr. Hammond's witness. There are also similarities at the end where the people's who have had dreams give up on the quest with the new found knowledge they have gained. The differences are also plain as day. The main difference is the creator in Jurassic park doesn't die but lives to see the creation and abandons it. Finally we see how he doesn't decide to kill the creation of the dinosaurs.

Quests

The quest of Robert Walton was to take a boat, and make a trip into the Arctic, to explore the northern pole, and be named in history. He wanted fame and fortune, as well as the opportunity to explore the unknown.

The quest of Victor Frankenstein, originally, was to be able to create a living creature of his own from the deceased, and bring it to life to bring himself fame and fortune. Later, he discovers, that fame and fortune are not easily won, and his later quest is to stop the monster in which he created, and to warn others of doing the same.

The quest of Frankenstein's monster, is to learn, and to drag on his creator, though the depths of which he is experiencing, or a similar.

The quest of Mr. Hammond, is to be able to bring back dinosaurs, and be named in history as the head of an amazing park, and be able to bring himself fame and fortune.

The quest of Dr. Grant, is to evaluate Jurassic Park, and deem it either ready, or not be ready to open. Along the way, he has to survive, and to protect the kids.

Themes

Overall Theme: Science and Discovery can take a brutal turn, be careful how you explore the unknown universe


JP: You cannot just build greatness, greatness is earned through blood, sweat, and tears


MS's F: take care of your creations, because they might eventually not care for you